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meme out of no where [Sep. 10th, 2008|01:13 pm]
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106 Most Unread Books

Below is a list of 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing users. They sit on their shelf, perhaps to make their owner feel smart or well-rounded.

The meme comes with these instructions: Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina (may have finished, it was elementary school, don't remember)
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick

Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities</u>

The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace

Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad -- I've read it for fun, too though!
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons (it's better not to read this)
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon -- Maybe finished, don't remember
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Not bad. I have really been trying to find the Dumas works (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo) at the used book stores, but they haven't been there the last two times.

Taken from here.
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[User Picture]From: g0_0n
2008-09-10 09:19 pm (UTC)
Far as I can remember from high school - you'd have to be pretty darn disciplined to read "Portrait of an artist.." for fun and finish it!
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[User Picture]From: quaskye
2008-09-11 09:37 pm (UTC)
I was thinking I might be able to get through an annotated version that explains what is going on in it. I wish they had literature classes for adults :(
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[User Picture]From: thecopilot
2008-09-15 05:35 pm (UTC)
What about books that we own but have never opened?
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[User Picture]From: quaskye
2008-09-15 05:47 pm (UTC)
Some people have enclosed those in brackets. I prefer not to admit to it ;)
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